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Marqus Sirls v. The State of Texas

These companion appeals are from judgments of conviction signed April 23, 2018 in cause number 1541904 (aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon) and cause number 1542051 (aggravated sexual assault). On April 23, 2018, appellant tendered a notice of appeal from each judgment (which was filed by the district clerk on April 24, 2018). Each notice was signed by Thomas Lewis, appellant’s trial counsel,... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Jordan Davis v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices The Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law 406 South Boulder and 625 South Denver - 582-3993 >

In April, 2014, when appellant was sixteen, the State filed a petition for discretionary
transfer in a Dallas County juvenile court which alleged that appellant engaged in delinquent
conduct by committing two separate offenses of aggravated sexual assault. Pursuant to the State’s
petition, the juvenile court waived its jurisdiction and transferred the matter to criminal district <... More...
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Kerry Gittens v. The State of Texas

On November 15, 2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., David O’Neal, his brother Antwan
Jones, their cousin Denzel Ross, and Antwan’s three-year-old daughter were at their aunt’s house,
Lula McFadden. Lula’s son, Odell McFadden was also at the house. Antwan, Denzel, Odell, Lula,
and Antwan’s daughter were in the living room watching television and freestyling, or rapping,
when the... More...
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Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

United States of America v. Matthew Petrovitch District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Stratford Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

MATTHEW PETROVITCH, 38, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition

According to court documents and ... More...
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United States of America v. Fred Swan, Jr. Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Rochester, New York

Fred Swan, Jr., 29, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery, Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The robbery charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The firearms charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years in prison, which must be served con... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)


In the afternoon of July 11, 2012, Andrew Stanley was shot and killed at his home during an armed robbery and home invasion involving the defendant and three coventurers. The defendant, Steven M. Webster, was convicted of murder in the 2 first degree on a theory of felony-murder, home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed robbery,1 and carrying a firearm without a license.2 The defen... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

State of Ohio v. Willie D. Ross

This case arises out of an incident that occurred on June 8, 2015 in which Lamont Lake was stabbed while at home. On June 17, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury filed an indictment charging Ross with three criminal counts: aggravated burglary in violation of R.C. 2911.11, a felony of the first degree; felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11, a felony of the second degree; and attempted mur... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)


On November 16, 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Davenport for
two counts of aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (B), one count of murder in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), two counts of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1)
and (2), and one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1).1
{¶4} On January 13, 2016, Daven... More...
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United States of America v. John Chinnici United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Bennington Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that John Chinnici, 33, of Bennington, Vermont, was convicted on July 27, 2018, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following a jury trial. U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss ordered Chinnici to remain in custody after the jury return... More...
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McGowan and the state reached a plea agreement under which McGowan agreed to
plead guilty in three criminal cases pending against him. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the
parties agreed to recommend an aggregate prison sentence of 25 years to life on all three cases.
{¶3} First, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-15-594005-A, McGowan pled guilty to 24 counts
consisting of rape, kidnapp... More...
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State of Ohio v. Terrance Davis

} On November 20, 2015, appellant was indicted for aggravated robbery in
violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(3), a felony of the first degree, and for felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and (D), a felony of the second degree.
{¶ 3} On August 3, 2016, appellant entered a plea to the aggravated robbery
pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25, 91 S.Ct. 160, 2... More...
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Randall Williams pled guilty in the Montgomery County Court of Common
Pleas to three counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of
aggravated robbery, and one count each of safecracking, having weapons while under
disability, ethnic intimidation, and receiving stolen property. Eight of the counts included
a firearm specification, to which he also pled... More...
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Luz Albert Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Appellant and four other individuals—Jesse Ray Garcia, Thomas Sedillo Cano III,
Johnathan Paul Escalona, and Florentino Tovar Jr.—were indicted for the assault of
Anibal Resendez. The indictment alleged that the five defendants, acting with the intent
to establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the profits of a combination or
as a member of a criminal street ... More...
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Michael Boyd Crowley v. The State of Texas

Appellant brings two issues on appeal. Appellant first argues that the trial court erred when it allowed Dr. Jason Dunham, a forensic psychologist, to testify regarding statements Appellant made during a sanity examination because use of the testimony during trial violated both the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure and Appellant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination. Appellant ne... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

Deandrea Phillips v. The State of Texas

In support of his motion to withdraw, counsel certifies he has conducted a
conscientious examination of the record, and in his opinion, it reflects no potentially
plausible basis for reversal of Appellant’s convictions. Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738,
744-45, 87 S. Ct. 1396, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493 (1967); In re Schulman, 252 S.W.3d 403, 406
(Tex. Crim. App. 2008). Counsel candi... More...
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David Alexander Zuniga v. The State of Texas

David Alexander Zuniga was convicted by a jury of murder committed during the course
of a robbery when he was 17 years old. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 19.02(b) (West 2011). The
trial court followed the jury’s punishment recommendation and sentenced Zuniga to life in prison,
and assessed a $10,000 fine. Zuniga now appeals.
Zuniga’s court-appointed appellate attorney filed a b... More...
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Fernand SantiagoVargas v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

The complainant, Michael Phelan, operated a smoke shop and bought
inventory from Umair Ghaffar. They developed a friendship, and Ghaffar visited
Phelan’s smoke shop once or twice a week to socialize.
One evening, Ghaffar, Phelan, and Phelan’s brother-in-law, Michael Moya,
were “hanging out” in a back room of the smoke shop. Moya left the room to tend
to what the group pre... More...
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Derek Dale Porter v. The State of Texas

This is a “he said, she said” family violence case. Around 2012, Shirley met
Porter, and they began dating. Their relationship ended in late 2015, but it did not
end on good terms. After the breakup, Shirley obtained a protective order enjoining
Porter from contacting her, and she moved in with a friend, Gerard Nance.
One day, shortly after the protective order expired, Porter ... More...
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Roy D. Brown appeals the trial court's judgment denying his presentencing motion to withdraw plea. He also challenges an alleged error concerning his journal entry of judgment. Brown's plea withdrawal argument hinges on his belief the trial court abused its discretion when it found that his attorneys did not coerce him to accept his plea agreement or to enter his plea. Brown also argues that his... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)


In this appeal, William Daniel Travis contends the district court should not have sent him to prison to serve his sentence but should have imposed an intermediate sanction instead. He also argues that his sentence is illegal because the court incorrectly scored his 1988 Kentucky robbery conviction as a person felony. Travis is correct on both points. Because the court failed to set forth with par... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)


In March 2014, Damion Sleugh and Shawndale Boyd were indicted together on charges of (1) conspiring to distribute or to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and (2) attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana, each in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1)
& (b)(1)(D); (3) robbery affecting interstate commerce, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a); (4) using or carrying ... More...
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On November 21, 2015, New York Police Department officers  saw  the  Defendant‐Appellant,  Tyrek  Townsend  (“Townsend”),  engage in what they believed to be suspicious, drug‐related activity.   The officers arrested Townsend and, in the search incident to his  arrest, recovered a loaded 9‐millimeter semiautomatic weapon.  A  later  search  at  the  police  precinct  yielded  six... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

Reginald Desmond Wallace a/k/a Reginald Wallace v. State of Mississippi

Antonio Wallace, Demarcus Timmons, Kimberly Gates, Kenisa Rush, and Reginald
Wallace each acted in some measure in the robbery of a Sand Dollar store and the kidnapping
of its employee. They planned to take the store’s deposit bags from a store employee,
Kimberly Lewis, when she left the store to make a bank deposit. On November 28, 2011,
Timmons, Gates, and Reginald, in a car ow... More...
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Tameka Smith a/k/a Tameka Marquieta Smith a/k/a Tameka M. Smith v. State of Mississippi

This case concerns an armed robbery of a Dollar General store near Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, on June 5, 2013, at around 8 p.m. Store manager Paige Arnold and cashier Kelly
James were working at the Dollar General that night. Arnold was the State’s first witness.
She testified that she was on the toothpaste aisle when a woman in a gray hoodie with a white
towel over her face appr... More...
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